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Ruby EL34 Matched Power Tubes   

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Formidable output and rugged construction!

Ruby exclusive with large bottle, gold-plated grid, and extra internal anchoring. All Ruby output tubes are labeled on the base with the exact matching measurements for plate current and transconductance. By matching these parameters, optimal performance and long life are ensured. Comes with a 6-month replacement warranty.

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  • Ruby exclusive
  • Large bottle
  • Gold-plated grid
  • Extra internal anchoring
  • Labeled on the base with plate current and transconductance
  • Matched parameters for optimal performance and long life
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RubyEL34 Matched Power Tubes
 
4.0

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good quality (6)
  • Functional (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Price, Good sound smooth and clean

They do sound good, very "warm" to give them a word, I like warm so good for me. As far as improving the over all sound, I think anything would...Read complete review

They do sound good, very "warm" to give them a word, I like warm so good for me. As far as improving the over all sound, I think anything would of improved the sound of my amp after all the miles I put on it over the last eighteen months. I play through a Mesa Boogie Stiletto stage 2, that is coming up on a decade old, for live and recording. I practice through it now and again but it really sounds weak at bedroom level so not too much. They are a little noisy, not through the speakers noisy, but they hum kinda like those old RCA's I used to pull out of old tv's. These don't have near the punch that Mesa or GT's have, nor do they have the clarity, good solid tube very little to no distortion. Have to turn my amp up a little but it sounds better up so I can live with it. The clean channel sings and it is easy to break them up if you apply the right force. I think I'll still use my Mesa tubes for recording, but as many bars and outdoor shows my amp sees a year these are half the price so I'll live with a bit more spongy tone.

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Tubes were defective

Amplifier emitted a loud pop when power was turned on, then made a sound like frying eggs for 10 or 15 minutes. After all that, it seemed to work, but had a buzz...Read complete review

Amplifier emitted a loud pop when power was turned on, then made a sound like frying eggs for 10 or 15 minutes. After all that, it seemed to work, but had a buzz in the background. I took them out and put in the old tubes and the amp worked fine. This is the second set of tubes I have purchased from you. I bought a set of 4 Groove Tubes 4 or 5 years ago and they worked perfectly. One of them developed a mechanical noise, so I ordered these. The ad says that they are not returnable, so I don't really know what to expect at this point. I have done business with Musician's friend off and on for a number of years so I'm hopeful this will be resolved.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

2 out of 1st order shorted out went flat ordered 4 more

By Zitcuti

from New Jersey

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about Ruby EL34 Matched Power Tubes:

      Audio output

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      5.0

      Great Tone and Power

      By John

      from NJ

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ruby EL34 Matched Power Tubes:

        Ordered these to replace The Ruby's in a used Peavey Windsor . Tried Svetlanas but tone was thin and output was weak. These brought the amp back to life . Good balanced tones from bass to treble.

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        5.0

        Completely Satisfied

        By Thomas

        from undisclosed

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        Comments about EL34 Matched Power Tubes:

        Tubes work fine in my Marshall Amp. Sound good. No issues.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Price, Good sound smooth and clean

        By thebigempire

        from Hot

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ruby EL34 Matched Power Tubes:

          They do sound good, very "warm" to give them a word, I like warm so good for me. As far as improving the over all sound, I think anything would of improved the sound of my amp after all the miles I put on it over the last eighteen months. I play through a Mesa Boogie Stiletto stage 2, that is coming up on a decade old, for live and recording. I practice through it now and again but it really sounds weak at bedroom level so not too much. They are a little noisy, not through the speakers noisy, but they hum kinda like those old RCA's I used to pull out of old tv's. These don't have near the punch that Mesa or GT's have, nor do they have the clarity, good solid tube very little to no distortion. Have to turn my amp up a little but it sounds better up so I can live with it. The clean channel sings and it is easy to break them up if you apply the right force. I think I'll still use my Mesa tubes for recording, but as many bars and outdoor shows my amp sees a year these are half the price so I'll live with a bit more spongy tone.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          GREAT TONE

          By goldtop1961

          from sgf,mo

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ruby EL34 Matched Power Tubes:

            I REPLACE ONCE A YEAR & THESE SOUND GREAT IM MY RECTOVERB 3 YEARS RUNNING !

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Worked Great!

            By Mooreman

            from Royal Oak, MI

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound
            • Matched Specs

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Dynaco Tube Amp

            Comments about Ruby EL34 Matched Power Tubes:

            I used a match set of these Ruby tubes in both channels of my 1964 Dynaco ST-70 and they worked fine. Set the plate BIAS to 1.4 VDC per channel. My amp has never sounded better. There were no unusual noises either during breeak-in. I like the larger bulbs, they give my amp a nice classic look.

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            good tone

            By goldtop1961

            from sgf,mo

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ruby EL34 Matched Power Tubes:

                good tone last about a year and started making a little noise

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing! Worth the purchase!

                By Datgroove

                from New Orleans, LA

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Ruby EL34 Matched Power Tubes:

                  Perfect! Made my Carvin V3 sound extremely full and the volume difference between the old and new tubes was very distinguishable. I recommend these for backups, new tubes or for a friend in need of new tubes!

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  great tube

                  By goldtop1961

                  from sgf,mo

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Ruby EL34 Matched Power Tubes:

                    more grit than the elx, bigger bottle (chinese?) electro harmonix shorted out after 3 months so i gave these a try & im glad i did.

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Larger Diameter

                    By me

                    from Spfld, IL

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                    Pros

                    • Good Tubes
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                    • No Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • So Many Tubes To Try

                    Comments about Ruby EL34 Matched Power Tubes:

                    First thing I noticed was that these Rubies are of a larger diameter than the Groove Tubes & Electro-harmonix, but there's a large selection of tubes I've never tried yet: good power tube.

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